CalSouthern Faculty Mentors

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are talented, highly credentialed educators who are also experienced practitioners in the subject areas in which they teach—and they use that practical experience to help learners apply the concepts they learn to current, real-world issues.

A common misconception about online learning is that it is impersonal, that learners are on their own. At CalSouthern, that could not be further from the truth. Faculty mentors get to know their students and provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on their assignments. They are also available by email, phone or Skype to answer their questions or provide any additional support or guidance they might need.

To learn more about CalSouthern’s faculty mentors, their professional and academic backgrounds and research areas of interest, please use the directory below.


Gyongyi Konyu-Fogel, DBA

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Globalization and its impact on U.S. business, developing countries and less-developed countries, global leadership, regional economic integration, the European Union, change management, innovation and entrepreneurship


Dr. Fogel has worked at Fortune 500 companies in New York City and Budapest, Hungary in international trade, product management, marketing and promotions, and industry analysis. She managed international and national clients and conducted market development, economic forecasts, industry analysis, program development, and trade promotion.

She has over 20 years’ experience teaching business face-to-face as a full professor and has taught doctoral and graduate business classes online for 10 years at various universities across the U.S. Dr. Fogel has an active research focus and has served as a consultant introducing new projects, facilitating training and organizational development, improving customer service operations through teamwork, improving cross-functional alignment, and encouraging innovation, diversity, and technological advancement. She has successfully managed organizational change, responding to market challenges and building competitive advantages.

Dr. Fogel is a regular presenter at conferences and seminars, on topics ranging from globalization, to leadership, entrepreneurship, and business revitalization.

Educational Background

DBA, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan; EdD Education Administration, MBA Business Administration and MS Integrated Marketing Communication, West Virginia University; BS University of Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Courses Taught
  • BUS 87300 - Advanced Measurement and Statistics for Business
  • ECO 86501 - Economics for Organizational Management
  • ECO 87501 - Managerial Economics
  • FIN 87514 - Financial Institutions
  • HRM 87502 - Compensation Issues in Human Resources Management
  • IB 2101 - International Business Law
  • IB 2403 - Global Marketing
  • IB 87512 - International Economics
  • IB 87516 - Global Business Strategic Management
  • IB 87517 - International Business Law
  • MGT 7997 - Doctoral Project I
  • MGT 7998 - Doctoral Project II
  • MGT 7999 - Doctoral Project III
  • MKT 86502 - Marketing Management